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Why Join The International Association of Canine Professionals?

The International Association of Canine Professionals (IACP)  welcomes all working disciplines and  training philosophies from the canine profession. We are an inclusive group that supports an open minded approach to dog training while encouraging a wide variety of humane methods, approaches, equipment and tools.

With a rapidly growing membership, we are one of the only organizations to represent all canine professionals, sport dog enthusiasts and competitors, dog product manufacturers,and retailers to provide opportunities for members to communicate, cooperate and learn from fellow professionals in all sectors of dog care.

Our mission is to educate, promote, protect and support excellence in the canine community.

Apply to Become an IACP Member


Benefits of Membership:

Build Your Business 
(Business Building and Assistance)
  • Professionals and Associates can use the IACP logo on all business materials as well as online.  This promotes your business while adding credibility and confidence for your clients. 
  • Health insurance, prescription discounts and other benefits 
  • Support with business challenges concerning dogs, clients or professional matters
  • Professional and Associate Members enjoy professional insurance as well as Indemnity assistance
  • Searchable on our IACP website's "Find a Trainer" search function for Dog owners
  • Discounts on dog products and services —( Link to Sponsors page)
  • Enjoy support from Administrative Office Staff
  • Five Levels of Certification
  • Committee, committee chair, director and project team membership opportunities are available
Grow Your Network  
(Networking)
  • Our US Annual Education Conference is a great place to meet other canine professionals, explore products and create relationships with our vendors
  • Join Regional Groups providing networking, support, and education
  • Facebook members-only group allows exchange of ideas and questions of thousands of members worldwide in a supportive environment
  • Business building help from top professionals in the field
  • Form relationships with a variety of experts in fields including: dog sports, working dogs (including protection and police), service and therapy dogs,  behavior modification, and veterinary 
  • Grow a referral network 
Expand Your Mind — Continue Your Education
Education
  • Annual Educational Conference is the best place to learn new skills and methodologies from the top names in the industry.
  • IACP certifications are unique and highlight your experience, expertise and knowledge. With multi-levels of certifications the IACP is here to help you advance your skill set
  • The IACP welcomes the humane uses of all tools, this allows you to increase your education to provide the best approach to your clients
  • Enjoy our quarterly Canine Professional Journal, an outstanding educational resource 
  • Learn from the highest-regarded experts in the field by attending workshops and seminars
  • Earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) in a vast array of subjects from experts in a wide range of methodologies and techniques.
Take Advantage of the IACP Member Benefits! Apply Now

 


 

Which Membership is Right for Me?

Professional Member    
Annual Fee: $125.00**

A Professional Member must be an individual who has a minimum of 5 years experience as a practicing canine professional.*

  • Inclusion in our “Find a Professional” database
  • Higher ranking in the “Find a Professional” search function
  • Enjoys voting rights on Association issues
  • Eligible to take IACP Dog Trainer Certification Exams
  • Facebook IACP Member Group and Regional Groups 
  • Members-only online educational materials
  • Discounts to annual Conference, sponsor products, and insurance coverage
  • Eligible to serve on IACP committees
  • Use of the IACP name and Professional logo on business materials



Associate Member
Annual Fee: $100.00**

An Associate Member is an individual who has fewer than 5 years experience as a practicing canine professional.*

  • Inclusion in our “Find a Professional” database
  • Use of the IACP name and Associatelogo on business materials 
  • Eligible to take IACP Dog Trainer Certification Exams
  • Facebook IACP Member Group and Regional Groups 
  • Members-only online educational materials
  • Electronic quarterly Canine Professional Journal and IACP Bulletin
  • Discounts to annual Conference, sponsor products, and insurance coverage
  • Eligible to volunteer for some IACP committees or projects 

 

Affiliate Member
Annual Fee: $75.00

Affiliate level membership is intended for, but not limited to, those who train, rehabilitate, compete or show dogs on a regular basis but are not being paid for their services. IACP welcomes show dog handlers, rescue/shelter volunteers, and dog sport competitors.

Do you volunteer in a shelter or rescue group? Do you compete, or do Therapy work, with your dog? Are you a dog owner with an interest in training and behavior? Do you have designs on one day earning a living with dogs? This membership level is for you!

  • Use of IACP Affiliate Logo 
  • Eligible to take IACP Dog Trainer Foundation Exam
  • Electronic quarterly Canine Professional Journal and IACP Bulletin
  • Discounts to annual Conference
  • Access to Health Insurance

 

Supporting Member 
Annual Fee: $65.00

Supporting membership is intended for those individuals, companies, or organizations who support the goals, positions, and mission of the IACP.  We appreciate the support from retailers, dog supply companies, rescue groups, shelters, breeders and like minded individuals 

  • Use of IACP Supporting Logo
  • Eligible to take IACP Dog Trainer Foundation Exam 
  • Electronic quarterly Canine Professional Journal and IACP Buletin
  • Discounts to annual Conference 
  • Access to Health Insurance

 

Emeritus Member— Retired
Annual Fee:  $35.00

Emeritus members are those who have held an IACP Professional membership for a minimum of ten years  and are now retired from their career as a canine professional, but still wish to support the IACP.

  • Electronic quarterly Canine Professional Journal and IACP Bulletin
  • Facebook IACP Member and Regional Groups
  • Members-only online educational materials
  • Discounts to annual Conference, sponsor products, and insurance coverage  
  • Eligible to serve on IACP committees
  • Able to retain any IACP professional certifications exempt from IACP Continuing Education Requirements

 

Find Your Right Membership Level and Apply Now!

*A Practicing Canine Professional has been earning money in the field as a sole proprietor or employee of a company or business specializing in dog training, grooming, veterinary services, pet sitting/dog walking services, boarding, daycare services, or the sheltering of animals awaiting adoption.

 **An additional one-time processing fee of $30 is required for Associate and Professional Membership status.


How to use the IACP Logo

Here are guidelines for approved use of the IACP Logo:

1. Corporate Members:  Corporate members have the right to use the IACP logo on corporate materials, including, but not limited to packaging, vehicles, websites, business cards and letterheads.  The correct logo shall include the words “Corporate Member”.

2. Professional and Associate Members:  Professional members of the IACP may use the IACP logo on personal materials including, but not limited to, packaging, vehicles, websites, business cards and letter head.  

3. Affiliate Members:  Affiliate members may only use the IACP Logo as a link on a website links page.


For Corporate Membership
Or Sponsorship
please go to Sponsors